Leah Stokes

Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara
Leah Stokes Crosscut Festival 2021

Session: A Matter of Degrees: Tracking the Biden Administration on Climate Change

11 a.m. Friday, May 7

This session will be a podcast recording for A Matter of Degrees podcast, with hosts Dr. Katherine Wilkinson, Dr. Leah Stokes and guest Julian Brave Noisecat.

The new administration has promised to take bold action to combat climate change and shift to a greener economy. This will require bold moves pulling many levers of the public and pushing the private sector. Appointing former Senator and Secretary of State John Kerry to a new cabinet post as Presidential Envoy for Climate, and making history appointing Deb Halaand as Secretary if the Interior, signaled an apparent seriousness with which they’ll approach this issue. After the first 100 days, we’ll evaluate how far they’ve come and where they appear to be going.


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About Leah Stokes

Leah Stokes is a Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). She works on energy, climate, and environmental politics and has published several books and scientific articles on these topics. She's also a co-host on the podcast "A Matter of Degrees."


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Join journalists, politicians, authors, creators and newsmakers from our community and around the nation May 3-8, 2021 as we come together to take a hard look at the people, policy and events that shape our lives.


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